March 27, 2012

Diabetes Alert Day: For Whom, For What?

Yes, it’s Diabetes Alert Day, but who are all these red flags aimed at and to do what?

Who?
Around the world the who to alert on Diabetes Alert Day is hundreds of millions of people. The International Diabetes Federation offers tons of global facts and stats. Suffice to say there’s a type 2 diabetes tsunami already well on it’s way!

In the U.S. the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s  (CDC) National Diabetes Fact Sheet tells us exactly who Diabetes Alert Day is targeted to:

7 million of the 26 million people with diabetes WHO do not yet know they have diabetes. If any of these 7 million people were tested today, they could be diagnosed with diabetes. For most of these people, it’s type 2 diabetes. (26 million people with diabetes represents over 8% of our population.)

70+ million people WHO could be diagnosed with prediabetes today. (Yes, you read this number correctly. Of the estimated 79 million Americans with prediabetes (that’s 35% of American adults), only 8% (and that’s being generous) know they have prediabetes and research shows not even half of these individuals (or their healthcare providers) are taking preventive efforts to slow it’s progression (Learn more in my blog Prediabetes, But Nearly No One Knows It.)

 

Warshaw quoted in USAToday Nutrition Nation blog, Prediabetes: The Silent Menace

USAToday's Nutrition Nation blog Prediabetes: The Silent Menace by award-winning dietitian Elizabeth Ward, RD was posted 1/23/12 in response to the increased interest in prediabetes by Paula Deen's announcement about her type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

EatSmart with Hope Warshaw, Quantia Communications Wins Web Health Award, Summer/Fall 2011

Summer/Fall Web Health Awards have been announced and Warshaw/Quantia Communication's mobile app EatSmart with Hope Warshaw won a Bronze Award. See the complete list of award winners. To learn more see the press release about EatSmart, the innovative mobile app for diabetes meal planning.

June 17, 2011

Book Review: Go unDiet by Gloria Tsang, RD

This is one in a series of book reviews. You may find these books beneficial if you: manage prediabetes or diabetes, follow a diabetes meal plan and/or try to eat healthy to live well. These book reviews also appear on amazon.com. The books I’ve reviewed here can be found in my amazon a-store. Please check them out and consider a purchase.

Go unDiet coverGo unDiet – a catchy, succinct title. But what’s inside this book, which on the cover promises 50 Small Actions for Lasting Weight Loss? Cut to the chase, easy-to-digest, common-sense tips to get away from “dieting” and on to slowly changing your eating habits towards healthy – once and for all. The author, Gloria Tsang, RD is a well respected dietitian, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the popular online nutrition website HealthCastle.com.

 

Tsang and I agree on a lot, particularly unDiet’s basic premises, she says:

 
May 12, 2011

No Need to Delete Sugars and Sweets

appforhealthThis guest blog was written on request for appforhealth.com in response to Julie's blog A Week to Beat Your Cravings for Sweets. I want to thank Julie for being open to dialoging about key nutrition topics:

Can people be “sugar addicted”? Not likely! But are we slurping, sipping and chewing too much sugar? Absolutely!

American Heart Association research shows that as of 2009 Americans down, on average, 22 teaspoons of sugar per day (Dietary sugars intake and cardiovascular health. (Not surprising when one 20 ounce soft drink contains 15 teaspoons!)

 
April 13, 2011

Type 2 Diabetes: From Old Dogmas to New Realities – Part 2

Suffice to say, dramatic changes have occurred in our understanding of the onset and progression of prediabetes over the last decade. Lightening speed changes have also occurred regarding the therapies available to achieve optimal blood glucose control.

However, even with all of this change many old dogmas hang on. It’s time to be aware of the new realities. Here I’ve focused on two common old dogmas and the new realities.

 
April 13, 2011

Type 2 Diabetes: From Old Dogmas to New Realities – Part 1

Suffice to say, dramatic changes have occurred in our understanding of the onset and progression of prediabetes over the last decade. Lightening speed changes have also occurred regarding the therapies available to achieve optimal blood glucose control.

However, even with all of this change many old dogmas hang on. It’s time to be aware of the new realities.  Here I’ve focused on two common old dogmas and the new realities.

 

Quantia Announces EatSmart, an Innovative Mobile App for People with Prediabetes/Type 2 Diabetes Developed with Warshaw

On 4/6/11Quantia, the creators of QuantiaMD®, the leading online physician community, announced the release of the innovative mobile application for diabetes meal planning named EatSmart over the business wire.

March 5, 2011

Great Carb Debate – Can Glucose Control and Healthy Eating Coexist?

Are Carb enemy - DF coverI appreciate Diabetes Forecast’s effort at tackling the great carbohydrate debates in: Are Carbs the Enemy? (March 2011). How appropriate! It’s National Nutrition Month with the theme – Eat Right with Color (it’s hard to create a color palate without fruits and vegetables!).

I also appreciate the dual challenges, for people with prediabetes and diabetes, of glucose control and healthy eating. Goals which can often seem at odds.

 
February 23, 2011

Book Review: The PCOS Diet Plan by Hillary Wright, MEd, RD

This is one in a series of book reviews. You may find these books beneficial if you: manage prediabetes or diabetes, follow a diabetes meal plan and/or try to eat healthy to live well. These book reviews also appear on amazon.com. The books can be found in my amazon a-store. Please check them out and consider a purchase.

  • Have you been diagnosed with PCOS and are looking for help? 
  • Are you trying to solve the mystery of your infertility?
  • Are you trying to put the following signs and symptoms together to diagnose your medical problem: irregular or no periods, hair growth in unwanted places, weight gain, above normal blood glucose levels?
  • Have you ever heard of PCOS?
 

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